samuel k wilson

San Antonio, TX

(316) 9932578

samuelwilsonart@gmail.com

Instagram @spot_slim

STATEMENT

My work is a reflection of how I perceive the world  and attempt to show a new and fresh perspective on the ordinary. Art is my way of depicting ideas through visual metaphors and creating emotion. I want to take what I love and appreciate about traditional art and put my own perspective on it. I strive to find a new angle to the old ways to give it a different feel and impact. Painting is exploration. It is watching ideas and inspiration come to life. I sometimes have snapshots of ideas in my mind and need to see how it will work as a painting. How will this piece of an idea come through in a painting? How will it evolve and shift though creation? What kind of emotional weight will it hold? This is what fascinates me about painting. It is working through the unknown and seeing where it takes me. Taking control of a painting and sometimes following the paintings lead.

Exhibitions/Competitions

 

2021

NOAPS 2021 Best of America Small Painting National Juried Exhibition, Principal Gallery, NC

San Antonio Artist League 91st Juried Artist Exhibition, San Antonio, TX / Article

2020

"The Human Condition" Curated by Steven Daluz, Anarte Gallery, San Antonio, TX

Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Fredericksburg, TX

NOAPS 2020 Best of America Small Painting National Juried Exhibition, Annapolis, MD

Mark 100 Regional, Mark Arts, Wichita, KS

 

2019

Nine Year Anniversary Group Exhibition, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY 

"Hip to Be Square" Fundraiser, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

New Texas Talent XXVI, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX

"Being Human" Solo Exhibition,FLIGHT Gallery, San Antonio, TX / Article / Article

2018

FLIGHT Gallery, San Antonio, TX

Delusional Artist Competition, Jonathan LeVine Projects, Jersey City, NJ

Concrete Gallery, San Antonio, TX

Visual Arts Center 11th Biennial National Art Exhibition, Punta Gorda, FL

Choice Goods, San Antonio, TX

2017

Fusion Art's "Colors" Exhibition, Online

OPOMAC 2017 Annual National Art Competition, Graham, TX

2016

Mesquite Fine Art Gallery National Small Works "Lucky 13", Mesquite, UT

SCAA 29th International Exhibition, Mableton, GA

Art Kudos 2016 Competition, Online

Colors of Humanity Art Gallery "Wet Paint", Online

2016 Hunting Art Prize, Houston, TX

2014

myartcontest.com International Still Life Exhibition, Online

Light Space and Time International Figurative, Online

High Wire Arts, San Antonio, TX

2013

Century II Performing Arts Center, Wichita, KS

City Arts Annual Juried Exhibition, Wichita,

2010-2012

City Arts Annual Juried Exhibition, 10 & 12, Wichita, KS

City Arts, Wichita, KS

Commerce St. Gallery, Wichita, KS

Recognition

SAAL 91st Juried Artist Exhibition, Onderdonk Purchase Prize - 2021

SAAL 91st Juried Artist Exhibition Richard Keller Award - 2021

Boynes Emerging Artist Award 3rd Edition, Finalist - 2020

Circle Foundation For The Arts Finalist July/August - 2020 / Article

Artist Portfolio Magazine Issue 40, Cover Artist - 2019

Jerry's Artarama 5th Annual Self Portrait Contest, First Place - 2017

South Cobb Artists Alliance National Exhibition, SCAA Award of Distinction (2nd Place) - 2016

Colors of Humanity "Wet Paint", Best of Show - 2016

2016 Hunting Art Prize, Finalist -2016

myartcontest.com International Still Life, Second Place -2014

Light Space and Time International Figurative, Special Recognition - 2014

American Juried Art Salon, Award of Excellence - 2011

I have commissioned work in private collections across the country